OBITUARY

Shirley P. Wood

May 27, 1937February 5, 2021
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Ms. Shirley P. Wood, age 83 passed away peacefully the evening of Friday, February 5, 2021. She was born May 27, 1937 to Eunice Lenore and Carl Wesley Posey, who preceded her in death. Shirley was a registered nurse and served in the practices of Dr. Charles F. Schneider and Dr. Sadri Avsar for nearly 40 years and was considered “family” by both. She was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent and attended regularly with her lifelong friend Mrs. Betty Powell. Shirley was an ardent supporter of local charities and the Alabama Theater. Her passions included her friends and neighbors, traveling the world, her classic cars and Alabama football.

Shirley is survived by her faithful and constant companion Alli-B (her Cavalier King Charles), friends and her adopted family’s of her beloved neighborhood in Lakeview Estates, Homewood where she resided as “matriarch”.

An inurnment service will be conducted on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Services will commence at Eleven O'clock in the morning in the Garden at Cathedral Church of the Advent located at 2017 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203. A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be scheduled in the future when deemed safe to gather.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her lifelong commitment to faith, family and community are invited to make memorial donations in her name to Cathedral Church of the Advent, 2017 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 or The Jimmie Hale Mission, P.O. Box 10472, Birmingham, AL 35202. Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel (205.879.3401) in Homewood, Alabama.

Services

  • An Inurnment Service in the garden of Cathedral Church of the Advent

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

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Kathy Hinds

February 19, 2021

Shirley and I use to laugh all the time about Auburn and Alabama games. I would go over to get AlliB and take Alli and her sister Sadie for a walk. We would get back from our walk and Shirley would be at the top of her steps with Cheerios for the girls. They loved their O’s. Shirley would say are you going to watch the games and I always said yep War Eagle and I would ask her the same thing and she would say Roll Tide. The funny thing is, whenever they played their games she would call me and tell me she was watching the Auburn game and would always say War Eagle and I would always tell her I was watching the Alabama game too and would always say Roll Tide. She use to get the biggest kick out of that. There were so many wonderful memories but this one was special because to hear Shirley say War Eagle, that was huge because everyone that knew Shirley, knew what an avid Alabama fan she was. Love you Shirley. 💗🤗

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